The best time to travel to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands will depend on you and what your expectations are when you are there.
If you are looking for crystal blue waters with warm temperatures that range from 83 degrees to 87 degrees, the spring months of March through May might be the best time for you. The spring is the second busiest time for tourism in St. John. Believe it or not, it does rain an average of 3 to 7 days per month, in the spring, where there is significant precipitation. Regardless, spring is the second busiest time for tourists in St. John.
The summer months of June through August, with July being the busiest month for tourism on St. John, have great weather with approximately 5 to 9 days of rain per month. During this time frame, you can expect prices for hotels and airfare to be expensive. During July, the warmest month for St. John, you can expect the temperatures to range from 87 degrees and higher.
If you visit St. John during the autumn months of September through November, the temperatures will range from 85 degrees to almost 90 degrees but there will be an average of 8 days to 14 days of significant precipitation. Because of the precipitation and the possibility of hurricanes, prices for hotels and airfare will be much lower and tourism and crowding will be less during these months. If you do plan to visit during this time, consider getting travel insurance ahead of time so you can protect your trip.
During the winter months, the temperatures on St. John range in the low 80’s and the typical precipitation is 4 to 7 days of rain per month. While it is always sunny and warm, there are fewer tourists on the island and prices are lower for hotels and airfare. Despite having fewer tourists, many of the seasonal holiday parties and festivals occur on St. John from early December to the middle of January.
Even with its rainy season, St. John has wonderfully warm temperatures year round. And, during the rainy season, you can still expect good weather. While the year-round the water temperature on St. John averages 80 degrees during the fall months, despite the rainy season, the sea temperatures have reached as high as 85 degrees. If you want to avoid rain when you visit St. John, March is the driest month with an average amount of precipitation in the range of fewer than 2 inches of rain for the month. November is not the coldest month but it is St. John’s wettest month with an average of 7 inches of rain for the month.
Regardless of when you visit St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, it is a wonderful place to spend your time. With activities that include hiking, snorkeling, or just spending time with your significant other, St. John will always have something for you to explore.